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April 24, 2008
It was such a joy to meet Judy, to harmonize and perform with her a few years ago when she came to our Temple. This encounter opened up the whole world of Sephardic music to me and since that time I have enjoyed learning and performing this haunting repertoire whenever I can in Temple services and concerts. It took Judy to remind me that it is part of my own heritage as a Sephardic Jew. I'm so glad I had a chance to meet and work with this special and talented person.
April 24, 2008
Thank you so much for putting my poem "O mes hermanos" to music. Your voice and your music gave the words deep meaning your soul truly felt. My new friendship with you introduced me to all the songs you sang. The sephardic songs are unexcelled. Your generous, reaching out to all composers and musicians have made all grateful and happy they knew you. A perfect artist in voice and expression. Your place in so many hearts keep you alive. Con Amor, Jennie Tarabulus
April 22, 2008
Judy was my first cousin (her dad and my dad were brothers). We re-connected and became very close the last several years. Judy provided a compassionate and loving yet sober voice as I dealt with the loss of my dad. She was a great listener and always seemed to find the sunshine poking through the clouds. We had the great fortune to visit together several times the last couple of years including last May when she met my fiancee and we ate at Judy's cafe on Chestnut Street near her home. Looking back, this was such a special treat for all three of us. I miss her a great deal and will always cherish the connection we had.
April 21, 2008
I had the great privilege to know Judy and see her perform. She was a wonderful artist and person. I will always remember her and her beautiful voice.
April 21, 2008
April 20, 2008
It is unbelievably sad and painful to have to say goodbye to such a wonderful and talented soul like Judy (Bradbury) Frankel.

Judy and I were friends going all the way back to Belmont Junior High School in Belmont, MA, although we really became part of each other’s lives in the mid 60s, when we discovered we both loved and had been performing folk music separately; and decided to sing together professionally, under the very creative name of Norm & Judy.

We became part of the folk scene in 1965, around Boston, Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, and Cambridge’s exploding folk music community, and enjoyed our success and the music tremendously, playing regularly at such clubs as Club 47 and The Loft, and eventually expanding by adding two wonderful musicians...Ken Frankel, who played everything (guitar, banjo, mandolin) incredibly well, and another fellow MIT student with me and Ken, Carey Mann...a talented bassist.

As everybody knows, Judy and Ken eventually married, and when they moved to California, Norm & Judy ended, leaving wonderful, life-long, happy memories. If anybody would like to hear her in the 60’s, I’ve uploaded a .zip file of .mp3 music of Norm & Judy from 1965 here:

http://homepage.mac.com/WebObjects/FileSharing.woa/38/wo/IoUpcHbWQwnIX7V1.1/0.2.1.2.26.31.97.0.35.0.1.1.1?user=normgan&fpath=Folk Music-Norm & Judy 1967&templatefn=FileSharing2.html

A stunning loss, I know we’ll all miss her forever.
April 20, 2008
Judy
Your music fills our home with your beautiful voice and you remain forever in our hearts. We will continue to remember you as a gentle loving soul.
April 20, 2008
Judy and I met at age 13 in the Belmont, MA, school system. We clicked and stayed in touch for 52 years! While I did not share her musical and artisitic talents, we had many other areas of mutual interest and passion. Her passing on leaves a huge hole in my life and my heart. I will treasure her memory and carry it in my heart forever. Joan Burgomaster
April 19, 2008
Judy, I will never forget our "Prayer 39" ad...we got a lot of miles...and also some good times out of that one. I will always remember the laughter and fun times on our trips. Your voice was like an Angel. Your generous heart and soul will be missed by all.
April 18, 2008
I thank Judy for keeping a Heritage alive. She helped preserve the music of the people that I grew up with.
I will forever be in debt to her for this

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The always classy Judy, Sept. 2004 Norm Gan & Judy Bradbury-

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